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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain legal concepts in respect of sheriffing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252391  Explain legal concepts in respect of sheriffing 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Sheriffs 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Justice in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this Unit Standard will be able to define and describe legal concepts in a broad civil legal framework specific to the sheriff's profession. They will also be able to explain legal requirements and documents utilized by sheriffs in order to comply with standards.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Interpreting legal concepts in relation to the sheriff's profession.
  • Interpreting legal requirements in the Sheriffs Act (Act 90 of 1986).
  • Distinguishing between legal documents used in civil and criminal proceedings. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interpret legal concepts in relation to the sheriff's profession. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legal concepts are defined in a broad civil legal framework. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legal concepts may include but are not limited to Civil Law enforcement, sources of law, jurisdiction, juristic persons, court processes, insolvency, and human rights.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Legal concepts are described which are specific to the sheriff's profession. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of not understanding legal concepts impacting on the sheriff's profession are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Interpret legal requirements in various legal prescripts that impact on the sheriff's profession. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The legal requirements imposed upon sheriffs in the Sheriffs Act are listed in tabular form. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The sheriff's statutory Code of Conduct is explained in order to ensure compliance within the profession. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Legal requirements in the Sheriffs Act are explained in order to comply with professional standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The salient features of the Insolvency Act, which impact on the sheriff's profession, are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Legislation that directs and/or limits the sheriff's actions is identified in terms of their impact. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Distinguish between legal documents used in civil and criminal proceedings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legal documents are listed in terms of the various courts and the purpose of the documents. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legal documents may include but are not limited to summons, warrants, court orders, subpoenas.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Legal documents are defined according to legislative and regulatory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Legal documents are explained in terms of their nature, consequence and meaning. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to any and all situations affected by legal prescripts within the sheriffing profession. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the pursuit of ensuring compliance and understanding of legislative requirements.the application of legal prescripts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities in such a way so as to always be up-to-date with legislative requirements impacting on the work conducted by sheriffs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information regarding any legal prescript which may affect or have an impact on the sheriffing profession. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to store and keep record of any legal requirements which may impact on sheriffs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the application of the incorrect legal prescript may have a negative effect on the sheriff and their work. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts in the application of legal prescripts. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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